Ten Ways To Build Health And Vitality

Too often, we take our health for granted. When illness arrives, we panic. The best strategy is to build health and wellness by making wise lifestyle choices. Take action to build health and vitality. Many of the following suggestions are old fashioned common sense.

  1. Avoid smoking, drinking alcohol,  along with the use of recreational drugs. Join support groups or seek professional guidance to accomplish this if necessary. Drugs  alcohol  and cigarettes,  tear apart health, families and careers.
  2. Cultivate a healthy diet. If You have special health issues ask Your doctor to refer You to a professional dietcian  In this manner You will be able to create a customised meal plan which is right for You. Avoid extreme fad diets. Instead cultivate healthy eating. When ever possible, purchase organic foods.
  3. Discover a form of exercise that You really love. Experiment until You discover what is right for you. Never waste Your time on activities You hate.  If You love what You are doing, You will develop consistent exercise routine. There are countless options to consider for exercise. I have discovered I like cycling, yoga and swimming for exercise. I also work in My garden and on home renovations.
  4. Find time for relaxation. Create a relaxing bedtime ritual to follow each night before bed. A  good night’s sleep is one of the most important health building tips. While We sleep, our body recharges and our cells are regenerated. Make restful sleep an important priority.
  5. Create wellness plan with Your doctor and  health care providers. Consider the benefits of massage therapy, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, reflexology or reiki. Complimentary therapies are a wonderful tool to build wellness  and energy .Ask Your Doctor questions. This is important. You have the right to be fully informed to the  advantages and disadvantages of any treatment or prescription.
  6. Plan quiet time for meditation or  prayer . Create a sacred space for this in Your home or garden. Spending time on spiritual development is essential  to well being. True balance and and success requires the balance of spirit,  mind, and body.
  7. I have always enjoyed reading  spiritual and metaphysical books and have a small library of such books in My home.

  8. Learn something new – Develop a new skill, hobby or interest. Develop Your interests.  Self expression is an important activity. We need to learn to speak up and speak out.
  9. Consider vitamins  and supplements to boost immunity and vitality. Research this carefully for best results. For extensive research, hit the library. Be wary of scams, while remaining open to new products. Experiment to see what works for you. There are so many options availaible.
  10. Learn to let go of negative thinking, negative situations, and negative people. Surround yourself with positive upbeat friends. This is an important process. We often accept the bad behaviour of others without questioning the effects on ourselves. Be compassionate to the problems of others, but be firm. Do not take on the baggage of others.
  11. Learn the art of visualisation. This is a fun and dynamic way to set goals and make things happen Learn to create a vision board. This is a powerful way to to accomplish goals and make changes in Your lifestyle. I have used vision boards for years. The results are fantastic.

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The Vision Board: THE SECRET TO AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE

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The Benefits of Reflexology

Thank you for taking the time to stop by – I always look forward to connecting with readers  on My Blog.  At the Quartz Path, My priority and focus is  holistic wellness.  Today,  there are many different holistic modalities available. My intention is to discuss a variety of these options.
What is Reflexology ? There are 7200 reflex points located on both of the feet. Each individual reflex has a correspondence to an area of the human body.  During a full traditional reflexology session, a light pressure is applied using specific hand, thumb and finger techniques. Three to five pounds of pressure is typically  applied. Reflexology is a versatile and mobile therapy. It may be used on both the very young or the elderly. A full length session usually lasts about an hour.
At The Quartz Path, I am able to offer custom protocols, after reviewing My Client’s health history record. Here is a list of areas where a professional foot reflexology session may benefit.
  • Digestive Problems
  • Allergies
  • Back Discomfort
  • Natural Thyroid Balance
  • Diabetes
  • Premenstrual Tension
  • Menopause

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For best results, I recommend a series of six sessions. For the first session, more time may be needed to record and review a Client’s health history.  When a Client has health issues,  emotional trauma or distress  may be a factor for the Client as well. I focus on the full traditional foot reflexology session. All health and personal information given to Me is in the strictest confidence. Each person is totally unique, and responses to a session are individual.  However, Reflexology may stimulate the body’s systems to detoxify.  As a part of My protocol I check in with a Client to document responses to a treatment.  The Client may report  a runny nose, a mild increase in urination, sleepiness, itchiness, or vivid dreams. It is always  fascinating to participate in the healing process.

The benefits of Reflexology include improved circulation and immune system function, detoxification, improved glandular function, and increased stamina and vitality. If an area of the body is diseased, the body will heal in the worst area first, in the order of priority.The body has a brilliant internal control system – the central nervous system. It is sensitive to everything around us. Healing is a process unique in each individual.

Listen to the signals Your body sends You. These signals often provide clues to overall health, and well being. Take action when these messages are sent.   Are You feeling sleepy ?  Take a nap. If You are hungry, make sure observe a proper meal schedule. If You suffer from pain, talk to Your Doctor. Too often people ignore the most obvious indicators, neglecting the need for rest or ignoring regular healthy meals. Plan Your routines to include time for healthy meals. Instead of working extra long hours,  learn to delegate and to take breaks. Spend time on a hobby, or, visit family and friends. Learn to say no to activities when You are overbooked and overwhelmed. Learn to focus on one project at a time, instead of taking on too many responsibilities.

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Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life.

Have You ever wondered what Reiki is all about ? Allow Me to share My experience        with You.  Reiki was instrumental in assisting Me to permanent  changes in My life.  As    I navigated through premenopause, I  developed uterine fibroids.  My diagnosis was not dangerous or life threatening, however I suffered from many of the typical symptoms of estrogen dominance. This included heavy bleeding for at least five days a month, combined with volatile mood swings. I was overwhelmed with the choices at hand. The first Doctor I spoke with recommended a specialist. A hysterectomy was suggested. I felt this was an extreme course of action. I decided to seek a second opinion. This Doctor suggested a different, less invasive options of medication or surgery.  Finally, I spoke with yet another Doctor.  I had attended school with Her in My childhood. She explained that uterine fibroids often shrink at the onset of menopause.  Because I was approaching this milestone, She suggested I wait to see what would happen, while continuing to check in with a medical doctor through out this process. This was the strategy I decided on. My next step was to visit the public library. I was determined to find an easier,  safer way to balance My hormones. I signed out books related to My health dilemma . My selections focused on a holistic approach to healing and wellness. Many of the symptoms I had suffered from dissolved as I investigated and experimented with a few strategies I discovered in My library books.
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One of the healing modalities I have used with great success is Connected Breathing, also known as  Breath Work, or Rebirthing.  When I began to experience menopause. I had mild hot flashes and and erratic mood swings, because of shifting hormone levels. When I scheduled an appointment for a Breath Work Session, I had never heard of Reiki.  My first experience with Reiki was in a private session.  The Practitioner I found was also a Reiki Master Teacher. The session was a wonderful success. My hot flashes were gone, never to return.  Reiki is often used to balance the Chakras. What I discovered later was that  many each of the Chakras corresponds to a glandular function of the body. Balancing the Chakras in the etheric fields affects the physical glandular function. Over time I discovered My hormones had  balanced.  shifted, and stabilized. Each woman’s situation is unique. Take the time to discover what will work for You. As time progresses hormone levels shift and change. Check in with Your Doctor, for a proper diagnosis. Holistic modalities may be used to balance  hormone production.  For Myself, I have accomplished this using Reflexology and Reiki. 
One of the greatest surprises for Me was discovery of a fantastic new  life was after menopause. As hormone production shifted, menstruation eventually stopped and cyclic mood swings stopped. New opportunities arose – I  become a Reiki Practitioner and Professional Foot Reflexology Practitioner. Positive permanent changes were made inn My life. I established My holistic practice – The Quartz Path. Recently, I launch this Blog – The Quartz Path.
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